Appointment: The Witness welcomes new sports writer Lungani Zama

2009-01-05 00:00

YOUNG journalist Lungani Zama has joined The Witness sports department as a cricket writer.

Born and bred in Pietermaritzburg, Zama (24) matriculated at Maritzburg College in 2001. An accomplished cricketer, he played for Inland under-19 and the Inland men’s side between 2002 and 2003 and in 2005/06.

Zama played club cricket in Cheshire and Liverpool for three years, before returning to complete a BA degree in Media and Communications last year at UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus. He is currently enrolled in a BA Honours degree, specialising in Communication.

Zama has worked as a sub editor for The Witness for over a year, and has written various feature stories.

His primary focus will be as a cricket writer covering the Dolphins, Proteas and international cricket, and he will also continue his weekly British soccer column, “The Armchair Expert”, in the Tuesday soccer supplement, Football Diski.

He blogs on the Mail & Guardian Sportsleader website.

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